1880-P $2.50 Gold Liberty NGC MS60 PL

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Rare Proof-Like 1880-P $2.50 Gold Liberty – One of Only Four Known!

In 1880, the Philadelphia Mint struck just 2,960 Gold $2.50 coins. Nearly 140 years later, finding one in ANY kind of graded condition can be a daunting challenge. In fact, for the entire series struck from 1840 to 1907, just 302 coins have EVER been graded! Why so few? By 1880 these coins were produced only to meet the demand of collectors – and even then, bank tellers would often fork them over only if they were provided with a little, ahem, “extra incentive.”

But the scarcity doesn’t end there. Not only has this 1880-P Gold Liberty “Coronet Head” Quarter Eagle coin been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in Uncirculated Mint State-60 (MS60) condition, but NGC has further certified it as being a Proof-Like (PL) specimen. That means that even though this coin wasn’t struck as a proof, its brilliant and reflective finish has earned it a “Proof-Like” designation.

As is the case with all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, only a small fraction of those coins exists today. The Smithsonian® has one but get this: their coin is graded in Choice About Uncirculated-58 (AU58) condition – two full grades lower than this one – and it’s not a proof-like specimen. In fact, of this entire mintage, NGC has only ever graded four coins as Proof-Like. That makes this coin one of only four of its kind known to exist!

This beautiful coin was designed by Christian Gobrecht, who served as the U.S. Mint’s third Chief Engraver from 1840 until his death in 1844. Gobrecht’s fame as a coin designer lived long after his demise as coins bearing his designs were still being struck more than 60 years after his passing. His most famous design was the Seated Liberty coinage, which ran through 1891.

Proof-Like gold is always sought out by collectors once they realize just how rare it is – and most collectors don’t have a single Proof-Like example in their collection. Secure this extremely low mintage, rare coin today and be the envy of all your gold collecting colleagues!

  • POPULAR, LONG-RUNNING DESIGN – The 1880-P Gold Liberty “Coronet Head” Quarter Eagle was originally designed by Christian Gobrecht, the U.S. Mint’s third Chief Engraver in 1840 and remained in circulation until 1907.
  • STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE GOLD – This coin was struck in 4.18 grams of highly pure 90% fine gold and measures 18 mm in diameter.
  • VINTAGE U.S. LEGAL TENDER – The 1880-P Gold Liberty “Coronet Head” Quarter Eagle was $2.50 legal tender in the United States – which, adjusted for inflation, is worth more than $60 in today’s economy.
  • HIGH-GRADE PROOF-LIKE SPECIMEN – Your 1880-P Gold Liberty has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in Uncirculated Mint State-60 (MS60) condition. NGC has further certified it as being a Proof-Like (PL) specimen.
  • SCARCE, LOW MINTAGE COIN – The Philadelphia Mint struck just 2,960 Gold $2.50 coins in 1880, and NGC has only ever graded four coins from that mintage as Proof-Like.

If you like gold, history and rarity all rolled into one, then this coin is for you. But hurry, as one of only four pieces that exist, you’ll need to act fast before this offer slips through your fingers!

Year of Issue 1880
Country United States
Composition Gold
Purity 0.9000
Condition Graded
Grade MS60
Denomination 2.50
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Philadelphia - P
Coin Weight 4.18 Grams - g
Dimensions 18mm